ZTE said it is committed to investments in research and development of core 5G technologies
Chinese telecoms firm ZTE Corporation has announced an agreement with Telenet, the largest cable broadband service provider in Belgium, to collaborate on next generation technologies and network innovations.
The new agreement, which builds on an existing partnership between the companies, will see ZTE and Telenet explore technology solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) services and high capacity solutions using LTE Massive MIMO and LTE Broadcast solutions.
In August 2016, Telenet selected ZTE to upgrade its national mobile network, deploying ZTE’s Uni-RAN technology. The network modernisation project not only resulted in major improvements in performance and service quality for Telenet subscribers but also gave the carrier enhanced capabilities to manage its operations, the companies claim.
ZTE helped Telenet replace 2G base stations and optimise 3G, 4G coverage, delivering increased network capacity for enhanced user experience for subscribers, and supporting evolution to future network technologies.
With ZTE’s technology, Telenet completed field test and set a new European network speed record, achieving download speeds of 1.3 Gigabits per second, four times faster than existing 4G services.
“We already engaged for a couple of months with ZTE now and are very happy about it,” said Micha Berger, chief technology officer, Telenet. “We are convinced this partnership will allow us to offer a top quality mobile network for existing and future needs all over Belgium.”
ZTE said it is committed to investments in research and development of core 5G technologies including Massive MIMO, multi-user shared access (MUSA), filter-bank OFDM (FB-OFDM), virtual cell and network slicing.
ZTE is a major participant and contributor to global 5G technologies and standards. The company is a member of over 70 standards organisations, alliances, and forums, including ITU, 3GPP, IEEE, NGMN, and IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group.
“ZTE is excited by our strategic agreement with Telenet,” added Xiao Ming, senior vice president, ZTE. “This agreement provides a solid foundation for Telenet and ZTE to expand and strengthen the long-term partnership on the way to a new 5G era.”
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